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USDA Organic Does Not Mean NO PESTICIDES

USDA Organic Does Not Mean NO PESTICIDES… Foods labeled with the USDA Certified Organic logo, doesn’t mean there was never any pesticides used while growing the product. In fact, the USDA has a list of approved pesticides that organic farmers may...

GMO – One of the Good Guys

GMO - One of the Good guys GMO is one of the most misunderstood tools of high-tech farming. The names used to describe GM seeds including "GMO and genetically engineered" can sound threatening to consumers, and have created marketing disadvantages for products...

Genetically engineered crops are safe for humans, major study finds

(The following article originally appeared in the Kansas City Star, and is reprinted by permission of the author. The link to the original article is posted below.) Genetically engineered crops are safe for humans, major study finds Despite some consumer anxiety...

Myth busting: Do farmers ‘drench, douse or slather’ crops in pesticides?

(The following article is re-posted by permission of Genetic Literacy Project in Washington D.C. see links to original website below.) Myth busting: Do farmers 'drench, douse or slather' crops in pesticides? by Steve Savage - September 7, 2016 - Genetic Literacy...

How Using Technology Makes Our Family Farm Better

(Here is an excerpt from an editorial that originally appeared in the Sunday August 28, 2016 eEdition of StarTribune. Click on the link below to read the entire article.) How Using Technology Makes Our Family Farm Better Thanks to innovations like...

What’s Grown and Where in Washington

What's Grown and Where in Washington Interactive Map of Agricultural Land Use in Washington State The Washington State Department of Agriculture has developed a “pretty cool” as well as informational interactive map that identifies agricultural land use in our state. The Interactive...

Washington Wheat Farmers Use the Best Technology to Produce the Best Wheat

Washington Wheat Farmers Use the Best Technology to Produce the Best Wheat by Jonelle Foutz Do you ever think about the food you eat? Where did it come from? How was it grown? With concerns about food safety, pesticide use and...

Washington State – Organic by the Numbers

Washington State - Organic by the Numbers USDA Organic Seal labels continue to appear on more and more food products. People must be buying organic, because the array of organic food at the supermarket continues to increase. In fact, organic...

Bill Gates on how the world will change by 2030

Bill Gates on how the world will change by 2030 Bill Gates Interview: How the world will change by 2030. Fascinating interview with Bill Gates, touching on many technology trends of the future. GMO food and increasing productivity of farming,...

Wonderful Washington Wheat

Wonderful Washington Wheat (The following is an excerpt from the publication; “Washington Wheat Facts 2015/2016” presented by the Washington Grain Commission.) Just how important is wheat production in Washington State? According to the Washington Grain Commission, very important! There is more land...

Did you know?

Did You Know? Herbicides can aid soil conservation. The use of herbicides reduces the need for tilling, preventing soil erosion and water loss.

Did You Know? Yakima County has the most organic farms of any county in Washington?

Fact or Fiction?

Fiction: Organic farming means grown without pesticides.

Fact: The USDA approves a lengthy list of pesticides for organic farming. Take a look here.

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Toasted Walnut Oatmeal Bread

This a bread for when you have time to enjoy baking. It’s a traditional yeasted dough that’s best left to rise twice. For the...

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